Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Body

Here, take this body
make a nice portrait of it
forgive all the tar oozing out of its lungs
forgive all the overflowing vessels of blood
for they have been restricted by its constitution
and don't forget: the body is used to being decorated by its metaphors
they say, the end of a body is a linguistic demise
"after all, there is no reference after the demise"
but the loss is in words
the loss pertains to time
so take this body and build something on your own,
stuff it with all the powers of godliness
possibly a mannequin for display
or may be a clown to laugh at
or the bust of a hero
slowly rising above the gardens of living